Besides being islands, of course, Hilton Head Island and Manhattan have one crucial thing in common: they're both home to authentic, New York-style bagels.?At Island Bagel & Deli,?the cooks do things the Big Apple way, whipping up 16 varieties of bagels each day from scratch, then boiling them in a kettle of purified water.?Bagel flavors include chocolate chip, sesame, and cinnamon raisin, and, to make them even more enticing, the kitchen also crafts 12 flavors of cream cheese in-house, so customers don't have to go home and churn their own. Of course, bagels are just the beginning. Here, hungry guests will also a selection of signature sandwiches served on hoagies (or bagels), including the aptly named "Our Favorite," which features hot pulled turkey and bacon topped with provolone and cream cheese.
Frosty's Italian Ices & More satisfies sweet cravings with a bounty of handmade italian ice, ice cream, and fudge. Frosty's cheerful exterior includes large windows, which allow guests to peek at the shop's sugary treats. Once inside, diners can nibble on hunks of creamy milk-chocolate fudge with almonds or fill bowls with glistening blueberry, pineapple, or strawberry italian ice.
Health and flavor don’t always go hand-in-hand, but Jitterbug Bakery strikes a perfect balance with its baked goods, made with hormone-free, antibiotic-free local dairy and eggs, as well as its vegan and gluten-free menu items. Staffers serve up coffee roasted and custom-blended locally by PERC, accompanied by signature blueberry-peach muffins and mocha-swirl muffins. Like the White House’s street address, the shop’s soups change daily, and are served aside breads in unique flavors such as oatmeal maple. The comfy lounge area feels more like a living room than a store, outfitted with hardwood floors and twin red couches strewn with pillows. Book clubs convene in the bakery once a month, with each club focusing on a specific genre, such as fiction, nonfiction, mystery, or Mad Libs.
The devoted bakers at each Cookies by Design location bury their knuckles in soft dough and sweet frosting to craft top-notch treats for all manner of occasions. Whether customers are prepping for a birthday, a time to give thanks, or beekeeper appreciation day, Cookies by Design will cater to their sentiment-slinging needs by customizing a colorful bouquet or another edible display. Individually decorated cookies start at $7.50 each, and birthday baskets start at $15.99. The NCAA survival kit ($39.99+) makes a perfect gift for a spirited college freshman and offers a singular opportunity to literally eat the opposing team for breakfast. Orders should be placed at least 24 hours in advance so that cookie seeds have ample time to soak up milk and sprout into full-grown desserts.
Each day, the family that owns and operates Moore Pretzels fashions high-quality ingredients into inventive treats. They dip pretzel rods into chocolate and roll them with Reese's Pieces, popcorn, and other toppings, and also bake pretzels into cookies and brownies, lending the sweet desserts an appealing salty note. Patrons can also order platters of baked goods or chocolate-dipped fruit for groups. The spot's bakers frequently experiment with new recipes, and they'll even create one-of-a-kind treats for customers who dream them up.